Waitakere Man Finally Scores A Win

Who are you going to vote for? A party that has a "man ban" or a party led by a bloke who drinks beer?

Who are you going to vote for? A party that has a “man ban” or a party led by a bloke who drinks beer?

Not from Labour though, they are busily implementing a Man Ban.

Instead from researchers who have found that drinking beer is actually good for you.

Drinking a pint of beer a day could improve the health of your heart, research shows.

Scientists found blood flow to the heart improved within a couple of hours of polishing off two-thirds of a pint – and that the effect was more powerful than drinking a non-alcoholic equivalent.

Arteries became more flexible and blood flow improved within a couple of hours of drinking the equivalent of two-thirds of a pint.

But alcohol-free beer did not have the same powerful effect, the study found.

The findings, by researchers in Greece, support previous evidence that moderate beer consumption may protect against heart disease.

Some evidence suggests a pint a day may reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by up to 30 per cent.

But this is believed to be one of the first studies to look at what actually happens to the cardiovascular system immediately after a pint is downed. 

Refreshing to know that two-stroke is bad for you.

Scientists at Harokopio University in Athens recruited 17 non-smoking men aged in their late twenties and early thirties.

Each one had their cardiovascular health measured within an hour or two of drinking 400ml of beer – equivalent to just over two-thirds of a pint.

They later they had the same tests done after drinking the same amount of alcohol-free beer or a measure of vodka.

Researchers tested for endothelial function – a measure of how easily blood passes through major arteries – as well as aortic stiffness, a check designed to assess whether blood vessels are nice and relaxed or beginning to harden.

The results, published online in the journal Nutrition, showed all three drinks had some beneficial effect on the stiffness of arteries but beer had the greatest benefit.

In a report on their findings the researchers said: ‘Endothelial function was significantly improved only after beer consumption.’

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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